Arsenal have forgotten how good we are, says Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger has admitted Arsenal have forgotten how good they are following the team’s disastrous run of form.
The Gunners have suffered four straight losses in all competitions, their worst run of defeats for 16 years.
That form has seen them wave goodbye to silverware in the EFL Cup, losing the final 3-0 against Mancheser City, and fall massively behind in the race for a top four finish.
Arsenal could still qualify for next season’s Champions League campaign by winning the Europa League, but Wenger believes his players must change their mentality if that is to happen.
“I think, first of all, the players are a bit affected because they want to win,” he said in a press conference, via Goal.
“In life you forget quickly how good you are. Players change their mind quickly.
“Focus on what you can do better and realise what you didn’t do well and don’t be too worried about the consequences of a bad result.”
Arsenal’s four straight defeats in numbers
The Gunners have lost four matches in a row for the first time in 16 years, leading to the most intense and vociferous calls for change in the dugout during his tenure.
Wenger’s men have conceded eight goals across those four defeats, including three in each of their losses to Manchester City.
They have scored just twice; one each against Ostersunds and Brighton.
Defeat at Brighton saw Arsenal slip to 13 points behind fourth-placed Tottenham in the race for Champions League qualification.
Arsenal take on AC Milan at the San Siro on Thursday night, while next up in the Premier League, the Gunners face Watford at the Emirates on Sunday.
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